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Mick McCarthy Hits Out At VAR After Latest Controversial Decision

Mick McCarthy Hits Out At VAR After Latest Controversial Decision
By Maurice Brosnan
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The return of David McGoldrick is a development welcomed by Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy and he has full sympathy for his striker after last weekend's latest VAR fiasco.

McGoldrick thought he had equalised during his side's Premier League tie against Tottenham after he got on the end of a cross from fellow Irish international Enda Stevens but it was ruled out for an offside in the build-up.

For McCarthy, the decision was wrong and the system is negatively impacting the game.

"How the hell his goal was disallowed on Saturday is beyond me," he declared.


"My view is that it's ruining it at the minute, it's ruining it as a spectacle.

"My son was at the Tottenham game on Saturday and he said, 'Dad, it was four minutes and they all start booing...' It was the most ridiculous decision I have seen.

"We used to complain about referees and now we complain about somebody that we can't see. I suppose that's anonymous for them; that is OK."


He went on to explain he regularly watches games back with assistant Terry Connor and for him the pre-VAR age was preferable.

TC and I would always watch the games back on a Monday morning. Despite the fact we might have been having a bleat and a whinge about the referees, Monday morning, 95 percent, I would say, of the decisions they got right.

There might be a throw-in and then there would be an odd one where it's a real blatant one and we'd be moaning, and then there would be a blatant one in our favour and then there wouldn't be one for two or three months and at the end of the season, it probably equaled itself out.

"Despite all this technology, I'm still not sure that they get the decisions right, so I preferred it before, I must be honest."

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